The child's speech and language skills will then be assessed either formally or informally depending on their age and the nature of their problem.
The results of the assessment will be discussed with the parents (or staff, with the agreement of parents) and a decision made as to whether further assessment, or a period of therapy, is necessary.
Parents and staff will be advised on the best way to support the child's speech and language development and may be given specific activities to do with the child, if it is appropriate.
Parents will be provided with a short report summarising the results of the assessment. An assessment session will last approximately an hour.